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Belgium's business confidence weakened further in February, amid further deterioration of morale in the manufacturing and trade sectors, survey data from the National Bank of Belgium showed on Friday. The business confidence index fell to -1.7 from -1.5 in January. Economists had forecast a score...

ifo-nov26_22feb19.jpg Germany's business confidence fell for a sixth straight month in February to its lowest level in over four years, as firms continue to worry that the economic outlook is set to turn bleak due to worsening global trade tensions and political crises such as Brexit.

Croatia's consumer price inflation slowed for a third straight month in January to its lowest level in over two years, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. The consumer price inflation eased to 0.2 percent in January from 0.8 percent in December. Inflation was the weakest...

Slovakia's EU measure of inflation accelerated in January to its highest level in three months, data from the Statistical Office Of the Slovak Republic showed on Friday. The harmonized index of consumer prices, or HICP, rose 2.2 percent year-on-year in January, followed by a 1.9 percent increase in...

Austria consumer price inflation eased marginally in January to its lowest level in over two years, figures from Statistics Austria showed on Friday. The consumer price index climbed 1.7 percent year-on-year in January, following a 1.9 percent rise in December. The latest inflation rate was the...

Eurozone's inflation eased for a third straight month in January to its lowest level in nine months, thanks to slower increase in energy prices, while core inflation accelerated at a faster than estimated pace, latest data from Eurostat confirmed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 1.4 percent...

Germany's business confidence fell for a sixth straight month in February to its lowest level in over four years, reports said on Friday, citing figures from the ifo Institute. The business confidence index dropped to 98.5 from an upwardly revised 99.3 in January. Economists had forecast a score of...

Germany's economy stagnated in the final three months of the year, thus narrowly avoiding a technical recession, latest data from the Federal Statistical Office confirmed on Friday. Gross domestic product was unchanged from the third quarter, when the economy shrunk 0.2 percent. That was in line with...

ecb-102418_21feb19.jpg European Central Bank policymakers acknowledged that the uncertainty surrounding the euro area growth and inflation outlook has risen recently, thus raising the need for significant stimulus, possibly in the form of a new batch of longer term loans for banks to boost lending to the real economy, minutes of the January 23-24 policy session showed on Thursday.

Poland's retail sales grew robustly in January, figures from Statistics Poland showed on Thursday. Retail sales in constant prices climbed 5.2 percent year-on-year in January, compared to a 7.7 percent rise in January 2018. Sales of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels showed the biggest growth of...

France's consumer price inflation eased for a third consecutive month to its lowest level in eleven months in January, latest figures from the statistical office INSEE confirmed on Thursday. The consumer price index rose 1.2 percent year-on-year following a 1.6 percent increase in December. That was...

Germany's consumer price inflation slowed in January to its lowest level in nearly a year, latest data from Destatis confirmed on Thursday. The consumer price index advanced 1.4 percent year-on-year in January, slower than the revised 1.6 percent increase in December. On a month-on-month basis,...

eurozoneflag-july24_21feb19.jpg Eurozone's private sector expanded at the fastest pace in three months in February, led by stronger growth in services, while manufacturing contracted, preliminary survey data from IHS Markit showed on Thursday. The flash Composite Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51.4 from 51 in January. Economists had forecast a score of 51.1. A PMI reading above 50 suggests growth in the sector.

Eurozone Private Sector Growth At 3-month High Eurozone's private sector expanded at the fastest pace in three months in February, led by stronger growth in services, while manufacturing contracted, preliminary survey data from IHS Markit showed on Thursday. The flash Composite Purchasing Managers'...

Belgium's consumer confidence weakened for a fourth consecutive month in February, driven by a sharp deterioration in households' savings expectations, survey data from the National Bank of Belgium showed on Wednesday. The consumer confidence index dropped to -7 from -6 in January. The measure has...

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